What are the natural remedies for eye infection?

Prevention. Your eyes are remarkable at protecting themselves. The tears contain an antibody (IgA), lactoferrin & lysozyme, just to name a few, that help to fight the daily exposures that may cause infections. Its best to use common sense to protect the eyes & prevent accidental introduction of infective substances. Protective eyewear, try not to rub eyes, & don't instill anything that doesn't belong.

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What is best treatment for an eye infection?

Hygiene, antibiotics. Depends upon the type of organism. If bacterial there are effective antibiotics. If viral hygiene is most important. If herpes, there is a good antiviral. Your ophthalmologist can evaluate your eye and sort this out. Read more...

Is it possible to use more than one treatment for my eye infection?

Yes. I would consult with your ophthalmologist before you decide to change your treatment regimen. Read more...
Yes. But don't self treat or medicate since it may worsen things. Keep track of what has been tried already when consulting your physician. Read more...

I have an eye infection I ususally get when I am under a lot of stress. What is the over counter treatment you recommend?

Needs a look by MD. Stress may lower your resistance to infection but will not cause infection all by itself. If your eye gets red frequently, let an ophthalmologist look at it once to see if there is no other problem. He/she might recommend eyedrops to use to deal with the redness which probably is not an infection. Read more...

My doctor diagnosed me with an eye infection. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

Depends. Eye infections can occur on the lids, skin of the eye (conjunctivitis), cornea (keratitis), or inside the eye (endophthalmitis). Treatment will at the very least include antibiotic eye drops. Depending where in the eye and the cause of the infection, oral and or intravenous antibiotics may also be necessary. Ask your doctor to explain your condition. Read more...
Eye infection. There are lots and lots of causes of eye infections, including viruses and bacteria as well as fungi. Your eye doctor can tell you which it is. Read more...

6y child has viral eye infection which cause injurey in his cornea, what is the period of treatment and does it cause any impariement in his vision?

Keratitis. Depends. Viral eye infections can be benign and self limiting to very severe requiring intensive treatment. If your child's cornea is involved, then depending on the type of virus, the treatment may take several weeks to months to resolve. In this infectious process there is a certain amount of inflammation that is likely being treated to help decrease corneal scarring. Scarring can affect vision. Read more...

4 mo old has eye infection -dr gave erythromycin eye oint for 5 days but 3 days after tx done eye producing puss again! Can I restart the treatment?

Be seen again... I would recommend that you have your baby examined again by their pediatrician. Block tear ducts are common at this age and the eye discharge may not be infectious in nature. If the eye itself is red and inflamed a different antibiotic ointment may be warranted as the first course wasn't effective. Re-eval will determine if needs treatment or just time. Take care. Read more...

5 yr old diagnosed w/ upper respiratory virus. Taking Tylenol for fever & motrin. Mucus building up in 1 eye. Possible eye infection? Treatment ideas?

Maybe. You can get viral eye infections. warm moist cloth to hold on the eye with help with symptoms. the mucous coming from the eye can spread infection so cloth used for that eye should not be used elsewhere. Good hand cleaning is also important. If the mucous or redness gets worse, he should be rechecked. Read more...
Virus vs bacteria . Has he had a fever and what color is discharge? Consult with us to give him an Rx if needed to get better faster. . Read more...